Christmas Week : Co Worker Gift Baskets

My hubby works in a small office – and for Christmas I am supply a basket of goodies for Coffee Break time. And of course extra’s to take home…. Lisa

DIY Coffee Syrup with our favorite Community Coffee :

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Caramel variation: ½ cup caramel sauce ( add caramel sauce after water comes to a boil.)
  • Peppermint variation: 20 peppermint candies( Add with water. )
  • Warm Spice variation: 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg, 2 tsp cloves( Add after water Boil )
  • Maple Vanilla variation: 3 tablespoons vanilla ¼ cup maple syrup (add syrup with sugar and water, add vanilla after water comes to a boil)
  • Put ingredients into a heavy saucepan. Bring to gentle boil, stirring often. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, Cool and Bottle .

Oatmeal Bluebe Muffins

Hot Cocoa In a Jar

    Cranberry Orange Mini Loafs :

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • Grated peel of 1 orange
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons hot water
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl, beat egg; add orange juice, peel, butter and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Spoon into a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan or two 5×2-1/2×2-in. mini-loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

    Thanks for joining me here Today ! Enjoy the week,,,, Lisa

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